5th Grade Team
Mrs. Shackleton - ELA/R
Ms. Hansel - ELA/W
Mr. Brown - Math
Mr. Crary - Social Studies
Ms. Hawkins - Science
Mrs. Chiaramonte - Learning Counselor
Ms. Emilie Hansel Classroom Page
Phone Ext. 2237

About Ms. Hansel:
Hi, I am Emilie Hansel and I am the new 5th grade ELA teacher at Heritage Middle School. I have a Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Sciences from Northern Illinois  University. I have an Associates in Applied Science in Addiction Counseling from College of DuPage.  I am a certified addiction counselor in Illinois. I have a Masters of Teaching Arts - Urban Education from Governors State University.  
I am very active with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program and hold 34 certifications from them. 
I am a brand ambassador for Carson-Dellosa Publishing. 
(About Carson-Dellosa Carson-Dellosa Publishing proudly provides teachers, parents, and children around the world with the best possible educational materials including interactive digital resources; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, and early childhood; classroom decoratives; pocket charts; and games and manipulatives for prekindergarten through the eighth grade.)
In addition to being an educator, I am a part-time administrative assistant for College of DuPage.  
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, traveling and spending time with my friends and family. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. I enjoy working with my students' parents to assist the students to reach their highest potential. 

About This Class:
We will be studying vocabulary and focusing on strengthening our writing.  We will be incorporating current events into the class. We will also be focusing on Growth Mindset. 
To briefly sum up growth mindset: Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning. When entire classrooms have a growth mind set the students report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation. In contrast, students in primarily fixed-mindset classrooms report more of only one thing: cheating and deception among students, presumably to gain an advantage in the talent race.

Class Resources:


An illustration that depicts Maya Angelou's poem "Still l Rise."An illustration that depicts Malala Yousafzai's quote "Let us remember that one book, one pen and one teacher can change the world."An illustration that depicts Baha'u'llah's quote "So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth."